State’s only online community college received support from Newsom, Brown
For the second consecutive year, Calbright College, the state’s only exclusively online community college, survives a legislative attempt to shut it down – for now.
President Ajita Talwalker Menon announced Monday, during the college’s board of trustees meeting, that the state Senate Education Committee would not hold a hearing on AB 1432 — the bill to eliminate the college. That hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday.
“We just learned the news this morning,” Menon said. “This legislation would effectively shut down our college, and our team met with a number of the committee members and their staff, and our message of why we are here and who we are ultimately serving resonated with them.”